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Sat, Mar 21, 2009

SCRAM - Schools Conflict Resolution and Mediation mock mediation competition

SCRAM is an interactive role play competition developed in Western Australia for Year 9 & 10 high school students. The yearly event, sponsored by the Western Australia Dispute Resolution Association, works to facilitate the development of peaceful dispute resolution awareness and skills in secondary school communities. Student teams (6-10 students from each school) mediate simulated disputes across 4 rounds of competition (1 unscored and 3 scored), working toward a regional championship. Most schools keep the same students across all four rounds, but others rotate students in and out to let more students participate. The mock mediations are scored by volunteer adjudicators drawn from the local mediation community, and prizes are provided by various dispute resolution-related groups. The cases relate to students everyday lives and are intended to help them develop conflict resolution skills in the process. The project manual and various training scenarios are available online. A DVD and other resources are provided to help the schools train their students in preparation for the events.

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2009 03 21 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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